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Local Organization Focuses on Turning Boys into Men

Last week a round of shootings in Chicago injured over 40 people and killed four others. Such violence endures despite the efforts of police and community leaders to stop it. And as summer approaches expectations rise for a season of increased bloodshed. The executive director of a non-profit is taking matters into his own hands. One Thousand Men of Action is a new mentoring initiative that Phillip Jackson hopes will create better communities and improve the lives of its youth. The renowned activist talks more about the program. Jackson is the executive director of the Black Star Project and organizer of the One Thousand Men of Action movement which meets tonight at 7 at Saint Sabina Church on Chicago's South Side.

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